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NYS Senator Adriano Espaillat, 31 SD.

State of the District Event — Rep. Adriano Espaillat, 2/1

Rep. Adriano Espaillat (NY-13) will hold his first State of the District Forum on Thursday, February 1, at the Vagelos Education Center Columbia University Medical Center located at 104 Haven Avenue in Upper Manhattan from 6:30 – 8:00 PM. The […]

Where The Pols Are, January 19

Governor Cuomo is in Albany with no public schedule. Comptroller Stringer has no public schedule. Approximately 10:00 AM – Mayor Bill de Blasio will appear live on WNYC’s The Brian Lehrer Show. 1:00 PM – Public Advocate Letitia James delivers […]

Bronx Political Round Up: Salamanca Hits Gold

Bronx Political Round Up: Salamanca Hits Gold

Bronx Councilman Salamanca Lands Prestigous, Powerful Land Use Committee Last week, the New York City Council held its first Stated meeting of the year, where Council Members were assigned their new committee memberships. As chairman of the powerful and prestious […]

Actor Chazz Palminteri holds a framed street sign from his new collection.--Photo by David Greene

A Real Bronx Tale

By Ray Negron Last week there was a horrific fire in the Belmont section of the Bronx. Seven people perished in the blaze. Families destroyed forever.   When something like this happens, as a human being, you want to help out […]

by · January 18, 2018 · Entertainment, News
Coalition of Constituent Groups Condemn Senator Klein’s Alleged Sexual Misconduct

Coalition of Constituent Groups Condemn Senator Klein’s Alleged Sexual Misconduct

Coalition of Constituent Groups Condemn Senator Klein’s Alleged Sexual Misconduct Bronx, NY – A coalition of grassroots groups joined forces Friday evening outside of Senator Klein’s Morris Park office to denounce both his alleged sexual misconduct as well as his personal attacks […]

by · January 18, 2018 · News
Members of the Garabedian clan pose for a photo outside of their home on Pelham Parkway.--Photo by David Greene

Holiday Lights Return to Pelham Parkway

Holiday Lights Return to Pelham Parkway by David Greene Despite a serious car accident this year, the Garabedian family that owns the “Christmas House” on Pelham Parkway at Westervelt Avenue in the Pelham Gardens section were delayed in setting up […]

by · January 17, 2018 · News
Opinion: The Re-education of President Trump

Opinion: The Re-education of President Trump

By Uchenna Ekwo It is easy for Trump’s critics to label him as racist, narcissistic, ignorant, bigot, arrogant, misogynist, controversial, and suffering from intellectual disability and so on. Regardless of the opinion of his detractors, what is clear is that […]

by · January 16, 2018 · Immigration Issues, News, Opinion
Firefighters look over the 4-story building that burned for more than eight-hours on January 2.--Photo by David Greene

23 Injured in 8-Alarm Blaze in Van Nest

23 Injured in 8-Alarm Blaze in Van Nest by David Greene Firefighters were back at it again for rare 8-alarm fire that injured 23 people, four seriously, in the Van Nest section of the borough. The blaze reportedly broke out […]

by · January 13, 2018 · News
Crowley to State/City Corrections: Revise Restrictions on Books

Crowley to State/City Corrections: Revise Restrictions on Books

Chairman Crowley Calls on New York Department of Corrections to Revise Restrictions on Books (Washington, D.C.) – House Democratic Caucus Chairman Joe Crowley (D-NY) urged the New York City Department of Corrections Commissioner Cynthia Brann and New York State Department […]

by · January 12, 2018 · Government, News
A balloon at the growing memorial tells the story of grief along Prospect Avenue in Belmont.--Photo by David Greene

Death Toll in Belmont Fire Rises to 13; Borough Donates Clothes Victims will Never See

Death Toll in Belmont Fire Rises to 13; Borough Donates Clothes Victims will Never See by David Greene The Bronx community came out in sub-zero weather to donate needed items to the families displaced by a devastating fire, which has […]

by · January 12, 2018 · News
Where The Pols Are, January 11

Where The Pols Are, January 11

The New York City Council holds a stated meeting, Council Chambers, City Hall, Manhattan, 1 PM.

Save the Date – Friday, February 9 | 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM

Putting Community at the Center of Transforming our Bronx Health

February 9 – Bronx Hub Health Equity Conference

Save the Date – Friday, February 9 | 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM Putting Community at the Center of Transforming our Bronx Health A Groundbreaking Conference of the Bronx Hub of Communities Together for Health Equity (CTHE) at Hostos Community […]

The Grand: $65 Million, 138 Unit Affordable Housing Project Breaks Ground

The Grand: $65 Million, 138 Unit Affordable Housing Project Breaks Ground

Tuesday’s groundbreaking marked the start of construction on three multifamily rental buildings with 138 affordable apartments in the Bronx called The Grand. 

by · January 10, 2018 · Housing, News
Espaillat Celebrates the Life and Legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

Espaillat Celebrates the Life and Legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

Join Rep. Espaillat as he commemorates the tremendous impact Dr. King’s work continues to have on our society and in communities around the world.

Residents clear out the snow along Paulding Avenue.--Photo by David Greene

CITY ISSUES SNOW AND ICE MELT ADVISORY

Falling icicles and snow masses from buildings can be dangerous in a dense city such as New York

by · January 9, 2018 · Bulletin Board, Government, News